Media and Marketing Group

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Media and Marketing Group Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
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    Golden opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Voorhees, NJ
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Voorhees, NJ

    I have been working at Media and Marketing Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I might never had broke into the industry if they hadn't given me a chance. Very invested in technology.

    Cons

    It's retail and casinos. Clients boarder on the absurd.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sweatshop. Get your experience... and then get the hell out!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer in Voorhees, NJ
    Former Employee - Designer in Voorhees, NJ

    I worked at Media and Marketing Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Place to start your career. You get a ton of experience in a very short time frame. Get your experience and get a new job after a year or 2. If you're there for more than 2 years, unless the economy tanks again, you can't get mad at anyone but yourself.

    Cons

    You get a ton of experience in a very short time frame because you're worked like a dog for little pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees. Having a big party to boost moral just annoys most of them because they're either thinking "I wish they spent all of this money on giving us a raise for once." or frustrated because they're too busy to attend, and have to work while they watch management & everyone from upstairs have a good time.

    Raises boost moral. People being able afford living boosts moral. Try starting with that. No one is going to be happy working their butts off when they could make more money Assistant Managing a McDonalds. Especially if they MAYBE got one 2,000 raise in 3-4 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible management great coworkers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Voorhees, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Voorhees, NJ

    I worked at Media and Marketing Group full-time

    Pros

    Sink or swim. You will learn print programs very fast as the turn around time and volume is insane. Good for breaking into the ad industry if you have no experience but get out in a year or two as there's no advancement. People will try to help you out but they are mostly as overworked as you are. There is a lot of gallows humor, commiseration and sympathy from your fellow coworkers.

    Cons

    M&M is the invisible sister company of The Star Group. More like a sub company that props up the balance sheet of Star so they can give the illusion of a creative agency. Management pays themselves generously to front to the clients they're in the high end ad game. They're not. You will never get a significant raise. Hours are touted as 9-530 but expect to routinely work past 9pm and then made to feel inadequate at your job because you can't do the work that requires a team of 8 with 2-3 people. Pervasive feeling of dread and anxiety for anyone who is not upper management- the only people not on the chopping block. They don't rehire when people quit except in dire circumstances since they don't want to pay new employees. Promotions happen in bulk once a year and most of the time your work load and responsibility is higher than your title with no compensation or recognition. You get promoted basically only when you do your job and start doing your supervisor's too since they just quit over the hours and low pay. You only get a raise if promoted and it's less than a cost of living adjustment and will only barely cover the rising cost of healthcare that goes up every year and offers less benefit coverage each time. Reviews don't happen because when and if they did people would expect a raise or promotion. Completely client driven. 90% casinos in a dying industry. More casinos in every part of the country with no unique offerings means a turndown in client revenue because of a diluted gambling base that the clients blame on the agency. The work is not creative it's formulaic. Routinely cater to extremely abusive clients. No transparency on the state of the company - bulk layoffs happen without warning and then it's circle the wagons time for upper management who tries to pretend everything is fine. Certain management actually likes the fear culture because they believe that if you fear for your job constantly you're motivated to stay late so you're not next. Digital capabilities are a joke. This is a churn and burn print sweatshop for casino promotions. Instead of fixing what's broken management sinks money into creating new ventures for troubled family members of the owners that drain resources and give no return.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to care about people who are killing themselves to try to keep the company afloat. Pay more than you can earn working at a convenience store. Diversify your client base, its been on a downturn for 5 years. Stop patting Star people on the back for doing a fraction of the work M&M people do. Create an actual path for advancement and give yearly reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unprofessional and disregarding

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer
    Current Employee - Designer

    I have been working at Media and Marketing Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It added a name to my resume, to which when spotted by potential employers offer their condolences.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, no appreciation, high expectations with nothing in return.
    without warning I was fired, and i quote.... because a new hire (at $24k a year) was starting on monday and he needs my desk. It is the walmart of ad agencies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're nowhere as near as good as your egos allow you to believe.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't expect anything

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Technician in Voorhees, NJ
    Current Employee - Design Technician in Voorhees, NJ

    I have been working at Media and Marketing Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working from home, flexible schedules

    Cons

    No incentives, high expectations for very low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of the people who help make your business what it is!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sad but true....

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Media and Marketing Group

    Pros

    Good experience, good way to get your foot in the door of the industry.

    Cons

    Management has no interest whatsoever in anything going on outside of their office door. If you are a warm body with some design sense they will hire you. Client driven, massive workload with many late nights with no appreciation for any extra effort. Notorious for low pay and getting a raise is practically impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CARE.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience here was happily short lived.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Technician in Voorhees, NJ
    Current Employee - Design Technician in Voorhees, NJ

    I have been working at Media and Marketing Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of work to keep you busy

    Cons

    - The work isn't very creative most of the time
    - A friend that worked there compared it to a design sweatshop
    - Low pay
    - Friend was denied a raise after working there for over a year
    - Very very client driven, they have the final say, on type and everything else, ones design sense does not matter

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    This is a good place to get agency experience if you want to get in the industry.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Voorhees, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Voorhees, NJ

    I worked at Media and Marketing Group

    Pros

    There is a solid work/life balance
    Autonomous working conditions
    Amazing people
    Laid back environment and cool office
    Dress code is very casual

    Cons

    Agency isclient driven not creative
    The location in Voorhees is in the middle of nowhere
    They push the quantity of work and not the creativity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more appreciative of the work done by the creatives and promote more of a creative environment. Reward your people for pulling late nights.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tough shop to work in

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Technician
    Former Employee - Design Technician

    I worked at Media and Marketing Group

    Pros

    Throughput-Lots of work going through. I got experience in many areas very quickly. Good energy from co-workers despite pressures of work.

    Cons

    Lots of work going through. Tight deadlines. It sink or swim. Senior management shows little interest in their employees. Low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the floor. Say good morning to employees at the start of the day. Simple stuff, really. You're not running a 10,000 employee operation where you can't know everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Heartbreakingly Poor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer
    Current Employee - Designer

    I have been working at Media and Marketing Group

    Pros

    I've definitely improved my program knowledge, the work is incredibly fast paced, so this is a necessary skill at m&m

    Cons

    Very little involvement from management. Creative staff has very limited interaction with clients. It seems that turnaround time is significantly more important than good ideas or aesthetic value. Company morale is extremely low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees. Complete reviews at least yearly, and give promotions and raises to those who deserve them!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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